Five12 today announces the release of Numerology 2.2 for Mac OS X. New features in this release include a Pitch Glide feature for easily adding pitch bends to monophonic sequences, a speech synthesis option, and direct support for Volta from MOTU and SilentWay from ExpertSleepers. The Pitch Glide feature in Numerology’s MonoNote sequencing module allows you to easily add pitch bends to monophonic sequences. In addition to making it trivialy easy to build class acid basslines, Pitch Glide can be used for funk grooves, swirly synthesizer leads, extreme glissandos or just a little bend here and there.
The new speech synthesis option in Numerology 2.2 gives users direct access to OS X’s powerful built-in speech synthesizer. Implemented through a new “Speak” option on the Audio Sample module, users can enter any text they like and choose any of the built-in voices. The synthesized speech can be played directly from that module, or loaded into any other sampler for playback and further processing.
Two new Audio Unit plugins released this year have made the integration of computer sequencing and analog synthesis much more interesting. Both MOTU’s Volta and Expert Sleepers’ Silent Way allow you to use DC-coupled audio interfaces to drive almost any CV-controllable analog synthesizer without using a separate MIDI to CV conversion box. Numerology 2.2 adds built-in support for these revolutionary plugins by providing expanded audio routing options and direct conversion from Numerology’s internal CV signals to the automation inputs of each plugin. This makes it easy to use Numerology’s extensive CV sequencing features with analog equipment without the resolution and data-rate limitations of MIDI.
And, of course, many general fixes and updates. The complete list of changes can be found in the readme file included with all Numerology installations.
Numerology is a modular music sequencing and audio plugin environment for Mac OS X. It takes the step sequencing and modulation metaphors established by the analog sequencers of the 70’s, and implements them in a structured and highly interactive software environment designed for experimentation, improvisation and live performance. By using Numerology in conjunction with your choice of Audio Unit plugins and hardware synths, each user can create an open compositional environment that is truly their own.
Numerology 2 requires an Apple Macintosh computer with a CPU speed of 1Ghz or better, and 1GB or more of RAM, running Mac OS X version 10.4.11 or later, and a screen resolution of 1024×768 or better. Numerology 2 is available for purchase from the Five12 Web Store for $119 US.